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ON THE MOVE - Members of the Southeastern chapter of the Society for Human
Resource Management accept a check from the Northshore Region Human Resources
Association to cushion the costs of their upcoming attendance to the national
convention in June. The chapter will be recognized for outstanding performance
and service. Pictured are Rachel Lacassagne, chapter chairman; Chad Murray,
chapter liaison; Adrienne Strable, Northshore Region Human Resources Association
president-elect; Carl Phillips, chapter advisor; Toni Phillips, chapter
advisor; and Michelle Audrient, chapter president.
SOUTHEASTERN’S SHRM TAKES NATIONAL AWARD
HAMMOND -- The Southeastern Louisiana
University chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
has earned the society’s Superior Merit Award for 2002-2003 and will be
recognized at the society’s national conference in Orlando in June.
The award, based on the chapter’s
active performance and service, is presented to less than one-fourth of
the society’s 400-plus student chapters throughout the nation.
“Winning this award demonstrates
that Southeastern has done an outstanding job of providing opportunities
for growth and development of its members,” said Chuck Salvetti, SHRM manager
for student programs.
“The criteria for this award
are challenging and difficult to meet without strong leadership from the
chapter’s officers and advisors,” said Randy Settoon, head of the department
of management. “To win a merit award at this point in the growth of the
chapter is an amazing accomplishment.”
The chapter was cited in the
society’s student newsletter, “Echoes,” as an example of success in membership.
The Southeastern chapter increased its student and national membership
by more than 230 percent for the 2002-2003 merit year (April 2002 - March
2003), thus earning another recognition by the society as the fastest growing
chapter at the convention in June. For that time period, Southeastern’s
SHRM boasted 72 members and two advisors.
On April 30, officers of the
Southeastern chapter of SHRM, along with advisors Carl Phillips and Toni
Phillips, accepted a $500 check from Adrienne Strable, president-elect
of the Northshore Region Human Resources Association.
“This Southeastern chapter has
worked extremely hard as our association’s student-affiliate chapter of
SHRM, and we wanted to show our gratitude and support of a job well done
by helping to cushion the costs of attending the national conference,”
“The chapter would not be here
without the help of the Northshore Region Human Resources Association,”
said chapter advisor Carl Phillips. “Through their financial and professional
support, we have been able to grow in members and in strength.”
Within the past year, the Southeastern
chapter of SHRM has attended conferences in Philadelphia and Baton Rouge.
Members have also hosted campus speakers, volunteered at the Louisiana
Works Veterans Affairs Workshop and the Southeastern Career Fair, and sponsored
a food drive to benefit the Tangi Food Pantry.
The Society for Human Resource
Management's Student Program was created in 1965 “to promote mutually beneficial
interaction between human resource management students and practitioners.”
There are nearly 10,000 student members nationwide.
Students interested in becoming
a member of SHRM should contact Carl Phillips at 985-549-3081, Toni Phillips
at 985-549-3078, or email SHRM@selu.edu.